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Board: Pregnancy 08-21-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By laurunner
Re: I have no appetite...

Hi there! I'm not sure how far along you are, but I'm in my 9th week and just started having "all day sickness" at probably the 5th or 6th week. It is awful. It's mainly a constant nausea. ...
Board: Infertility 07-22-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By laurunner
Beta Level update

Hey girls,

Well, I got my 3rd levels from yesterday back... 322! I'm excited. Just a recap, it went from 34.5 on Monday, to 74 on Wednesday, to 322 Saturday. The nurse said it looks like I'm in...
Board: Infertility 07-18-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,862
Posted By laurunner
Re: Oh my gosh!

Hey everyone! The nurse called and they went up to 74 (more than double) so they are happy with that. They want to check them one more time (Sat) and then they will be scheduling an u/s. Yay!
...
Board: Infertility 07-16-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,862
Posted By laurunner
Re: Oh my gosh!

The results are in! They called and I am definitly pregnant. My hcg levels were 34.5...which I thought was low, but she said they don't so much look at the levels, but just to make sure it is...
Board: Infertility 07-16-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,862
Posted By laurunner
Re: Oh my gosh!

Hey everyone! Thanks so much for all of your support!

Lizzie, I know it's funny that I bought and took so many tests to convince myself, but what's more funny, is I'm STILL not convinced, and...
Board: Infertility 07-14-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,862
Posted By laurunner
Oh my gosh!

Oh my gosh girls...I'm freaking out right now! Some of you may remember me from a few months ago...I did clomid, follistim, ended up with a bunch of cysts after follistim, and was forced to take a...
Board: Infertility 05-06-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By laurunner
I'm out...

Hey everyone...well I had my baseline u/s today, and it wasn't good news. Apparently my ovaries are huge and they are just full of cysts! :mad: Now I have to start birth control :(

It's weird...
Board: Infertility 05-04-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,188
Posted By laurunner
Re: Who's all in the 2ww?

Nevermind... :) She's definitly here. I feel kind of silly for thinking that she may not be, but like I said, she's NEVER here on time, let alone early.

Anyway, I just got off the phone with...
Board: Infertility 05-04-2007, 08:57 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,188
Posted By laurunner
Re: Who's all in the 2ww?

Hey all,

I'm also still here...but I may be out, I'm not sure. Yesterday, I spotted a little bit of brown. Overnight, I woke up to what I thought was AF. It was enough that I thought I need to...
Board: Infertility 05-01-2007, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,236
Posted By laurunner
Re: Prices of injectables...

Hey,

My follistim is $200 per 300 iu cartridge. It obviously depends on your dose to see how many you will need. Last cycle, I needed like 3 or 4, but if I go again, I'll probably end up needing...
Board: Infertility 04-29-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,431
Posted By laurunner
Re: 2ww Testing around 5/7

Hey guys,

Stephanie, I've never really had any cramping or pain with my IUI's outside of the ordinary. This cycle, I had bloating, but it was from the follistim because it was going on even...
Board: Infertility 04-28-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,431
Posted By laurunner
Re: 2ww Testing around 5/7

Hi Stephanie,

Welcome and good luck with your IUI tomorrow! Hopefully the 9th time is a charm!

Good luck and keep us updated!

~Laurie
Board: Infertility 04-28-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,431
Posted By laurunner
Re: 2ww Testing around 5/7

Hey girls,

Ruby, I'm so sorry for you! On the one hand if it's any consolation, at least AF came and like me, I'm always late, so it's always a mystery asking myself if i tested too early, etc. ...
Board: Infertility 04-27-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,431
Posted By laurunner
Re: 2ww Testing around 5/7

Kat,

Did you find out today? I know you said you would find out Friday. I'm praying it was a BFP for you girl! Let us know how it went. You too Ruby if you do decide to test. And if you...
Board: Infertility 04-25-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,431
Posted By laurunner
Re: 2ww Testing around 5/7

Good luck Ruby & Kat! Friday and Saturday are just around the corner! Hopefully it'll be the cycle for both you!

Like I said, I'm 3 or 4dpiui. This was my 1st injectible cycle with Follistim....
Board: Infertility 04-25-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,431
Posted By laurunner
2ww Testing around 5/7

Hey everyone,

I was reading Mapia's 10 day u/s thread and it seems like there are a lot of us 2ww'ers right now! I had my IUI's Sat and Sun (4/21 and 4/22), so I am supposed to call the RE if AF...
Board: Infertility 04-21-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,704
Posted By laurunner
Follistim/IUI and L-carnitine answer!

Hey everyone,

So I just had one iui this morning, the second will be tomorrow. This is the first time we've done IUI with the follistim. I did IUI before with clomid, but no success. Anyway, he...
Board: Infertility 04-16-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,175
Posted By laurunner
Follistim & Exercise

Hey everyone,

A little Background: So I had my cd 7 US and bloodwork on Sunday. I don't know the numbers for the E2 levels, but I know I had about 5 follicles on the left and about the same on...
Board: Infertility 04-13-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By laurunner
Re: Clomid is taking a toll...

Hi Lindsay,

Just wanted to let you know, on my first two rounds of clomid, I didn't feel any side effects. I may have been slightly moody/emotional, but sometimes it was hard to tell if it was...
Board: Infertility 04-12-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By laurunner
Re: laparoscopy?

Hi Sillygirl,

I just had a lap/hysteroscopy done in February. According to my HSG, my left tube was blocked. They were able to open it during the lap. I haven't gotten pregnant yet, but this is...
Board: Infertility 04-11-2007, 03:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,522
Posted By laurunner
Re: Bfp Bfp Bfp!!!

Hi Carisa,

Congratulations! That is absolutely wonderful news! This is the kind of inspiration that gives us all hope! I hope you have a happy and healthy 9 months!

~Laurie
Board: Infertility 04-10-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,528
Posted By laurunner
Follistim Q

Hey everyone,

So I am starting my first cycle of follistim tomorrow, and I had a question for anyone that has done this. When I went to the training on how to administor the drug, she had me...
Board: Infertility 04-09-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By laurunner
Re: New with some questions...

Hi Jess! Welcome! I'll try to answer some questions you had. First of all, you say your OBGYN is going to give you something to start your period (probably provera) I had to have this too as my...
Board: Infertility 04-09-2007, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By laurunner
Re: Anyone waiting to begin follistim cycle?

Thanks you guys for all of your support and good lucks!

CBB, you brought up a good point about the HCG shot. Normally, my RE gives that to me after seeing my follicles are the right size, but...
Board: Infertility 04-08-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By laurunner
Anyone waiting to begin follistim cycle?

Hey everyone!

Just wondering if anyone else out there was going to be beginning a follistim cycle shortly. Hopefully I will be, if AF ever comes!!! Right now I'm 21dpo, and AF could not come...
Board: Infertility 04-03-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By laurunner
Re: Blocked Tube

Hi Kalpha,

I actually had one blocked tube (left) which they found in a HSG. We decided to just proceed with trying clomid/iui's. After 4 unsuccessful cycles, we opted for a laparoscopy. I just...
Board: Infertility 04-01-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By laurunner
Re: Disappointed....I think.

Hi Bella. I hear ya. I'm in the same boat almost. Today is 14dpo, and I tested this morning, bfn. My RE doesn't do beta's, only to confirm a positive urine test. I think I'll wait until Tuesday...
Board: Infertility 03-26-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,573
Posted By laurunner
Cramping

Hey girls,

So I was wondering if any of you out there had or has heard of anyone having really bad cramping around 8dpo. I am 8dpo today, and this afternoon, there's just this sharp cramping in...
Board: Infertility 03-19-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,535
Posted By laurunner
Re: Already Ovulated?

Hey girls! Thank you very much for your responses. My RE has never done any bloodwork while I've been on clomid. The only bloodwork I've had is the initial bloodwork. I know they do for...
Board: Infertility 03-19-2007, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,535
Posted By laurunner
Already Ovulated?

Hello everyone -

Ok, so my visit to my RE was kind of disappointing today. I had an appt on Saturday to check follicle size, and I had two on my left around 14 or 15 and one on my right only...
Board: Infertility 03-13-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,812
Posted By laurunner
Re: Question about Asprin

Hi Ruby! I too am on 81mg aspirin. It actually helps thicken, not thin the lining. I was just put on it last cycle because while my RE was doing an ultrasound to check follicle size, he noticed my...
Board: Infertility 03-13-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,170
Posted By laurunner
Re: Clomid and Prenatal Vitamens?

Hi Lindsay. I too was diagnosed with PCOS based on blood tests. I have never had any cysts, but I have elevated androgen levels and I had other symptoms related to this... irregular periods,...
Board: Infertility 03-13-2007, 04:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,170
Posted By laurunner
Re: Clomid and Prenatal Vitamens?

Hi Lindsay. You should check with your Dr., but I would say absolutely. I know that my RE tells me to take a prenatal vitamin every day (even while on clomid). Sometimes I forget. I try not to...
Board: Infertility 03-05-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,523
Posted By laurunner
Re: Follicle growth, or lack thereof..

Hi Puppylove...hopefully I can help somewhat. On my first round of clomid, I did 50mg for days 5-9. I didn't respond at all. No follicles whatsoever. The next month, he moved me to 150mg 3-7 or...
Board: Infertility 02-25-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,204
Posted By laurunner
Clomid for 7 days?

Hey everyone. I was just wondering if there was anyone else out there taking clomid for 7 days instead of 5? This will be my 5th attempt using clomid (didn't react to 50mg first time, barely...
Board: Infertility 02-22-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,460
Posted By laurunner
Re: Dexamethasone Answer

Hi Aymie - I am on dexamethasone because my androgen (or male hormone) levels are too high. I know a lot of people with PCOS take metformin, but that is for like insulin resistance, and when I did...
Board: Infertility 02-21-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,460
Posted By laurunner
Dexamethasone Answer

Hey there,

I just wanted to follow up on the question I had asked about taking dexamethasone for PCOS every day of the cycle versus just at the beginning. I asked my RE about this today at my...
Board: Infertility 02-21-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By laurunner
One more time!

So I just had my post-op appointment from my lap/hystero this morning. As I've told you, they were able to unblock my one side, and they removed a polyp from my uterus. He even gave me pictures of...
Board: Infertility 02-21-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,042
Posted By laurunner
Re: It's official... cycle cancelled!!!

Kathy - sorry to hear about your cycle being a no go! I know it must be so disappointing to feel like time is being wasted!

I really didn't know that a lot of places require you to be married 3...
Board: Infertility 02-20-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,681
Posted By laurunner
Re: Vitamins beneficial?

Black Kat,

My husband has low morphology. His count and everything is fine though, so my RE never put him on anything, but I was doing some searching online and apparently the supplement L...
Board: Infertility 02-16-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By laurunner
Re: This is sooooooo hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know what you mean JSquared! I was just talking to one of our friends who lives in our development the other day, because she was asking how my lap went. Don't get me wrong, she is so sweet and...
Board: Infertility 02-15-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,048
Posted By laurunner
Injectable & PCOS Q's

Hello all!

I have a few questions I was hoping some of you may know the answer to! So far, I've only tried clomid. My Dr. said after my lap that we would either try clomid again or move on to...
Board: Raynaud's Syndrome 02-09-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,999
Posted By laurunner
Re: Raynaud's Syndrome

Hey there. To answer your question Kathy, I'm not actually on medication for it. They just put me on baby aspirin to help with thickening my endometrial lining. I just thought maybe the baby...
Board: Raynaud's Syndrome 02-09-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,999
Posted By laurunner
Raynaud's Syndrome

Hello everyone,

I just wondered if anyone has or knows anything about if Raynaud's syndrome could affect fertility. Basically, I was diagnosed with it a few years ago. It's a circulation...
Board: Infertility 02-09-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By laurunner
Re: Clomid confusion!

Macca, those numbers sound great! Maybe the cramping you are feeling is ovulation related or even implantation cramping! Keep positive! I'll be thinking about you and hoping it is a BFP for you...
Board: Infertility 02-09-2007, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By laurunner
Re: Clomid confusion!

Hi Macca,

Just wanted to chime in here, I took clomid for 4 cycles. The first cycle, I was only on 50mg, and I didn't respond at all! Nothing! Then, they moved me to 150mg the next cycle. With...
Board: Infertility 02-09-2007, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,216
Posted By laurunner
Re: Hysteroscopy??

Hey there. I just as a hysteroscopy yesterday (along with a laparoscopy). I'm not sure quite how they do it if it is just the hysteroscopy along, but together, it's a surgical procedure they put...
Board: Infertility 02-09-2007, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By laurunner
Re: IUI this morning - what a morning!

Wow! Along with everyone else, yes I would have freaked out too! At least it worked out. Hopefully this will be your cycle for you and your DW! You definitly deserve it after having to go through...
Board: Infertility 02-08-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By laurunner
Lap Update

Hello everyone. Just got back from the hospital, and wanted to give you all an update. It could have been worse I guess. The main thing now is the shoulder pain. It comes and goes, but when it...
Board: Infertility 02-07-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Lap
Views: 1,449
Posted By laurunner
Re: Lap

Hey JSquared! Thank you so much for updating us. I am sorry to hear about your news, but I agree that it's definitly better than not finding anything and having no explanation. And it's great that...
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